How The Oculus Rift Can Turn You Into A Controller

Playing with the Oculus Rift is better with friends. You can get your head chopped off, or use them as your personal "gaming chair." The idea is simple: The player with the headset on enjoys the game, like this hang gliding simulator, while the others lift, tilt and push the player, following on-screen instructions. » 5/07/14 9:20am 5/07/14 9:20am

​How A Horror Game Plans on Using the Real World to Scare You

Imaginary locations are great places to stage heart-stopping scream sequences. Nothing like being lost inside the bowels of a giant monster, an abandoned space station or the burning plains of hell for put the fear in you. But you know what else is really scary? The real world. In particular, that abandoned 7-11 off… » 3/25/14 3:00pm 3/25/14 3:00pm

Real-Time Face Substitution Will Hide You In The Scariest Way Possible

Audun Mathias Øygard's creative experiment uses real-time facial recognition to hide your face in a webcam feed with different masks. That could be handy if you want to scare your friends with a real-time Nicolas Cage imiatation (don't forget to use it with a proper soundboard) or just confuse them while playing… » 1/08/14 7:20am 1/08/14 7:20am

Google Street View Glitches Show A Haunting Digital World

Finding something glitchy and weird on Google Maps and Google Street View is always exciting. It feels like finding the needle in a haystack, even if it's just a malformed panorama photo. Artist Emilio Vavarella decided to collect the best ones into a gallery, to reflect the relationship between humans and… » 1/07/14 11:00am 1/07/14 11:00am

Nvidia Is Changing The Way We Display, Stream, And Capture PC Games

Say goodbye to V-sync, uninstall your bootleg copy of FRAPS and reconsider picking up one of Nvidia's Shield handhelds. During its "The Way It's Meant To Be Played" event in Montreal today, Nvidia unveiled a trio of technologies that could make its video cards an indispensable part of any PC gaming rig. » 10/18/13 5:00pm 10/18/13 5:00pm